(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
July 7, 1897
The International Convention of the Epworth League
Will be held at Toronto, Can., July 15 to 18.
Delegates from all quarters of the world will be present. It is the second largest convention of the world and the famous hospitality of the beautiful city of Toronto will be taxed to its utmost to provide for those in attendance.
Every city and town and almost every League will be represented, and from many points large delegations are going in bodies.
To all those desiring to attend the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Ry. offers a rate of a single fare one way for the round trip. Tickets to be sold and good going 14 and 15 and good for return passage leaving Toronto not earlier than July 19th nor later than July 24th.
The route is via Buffalo, Niagara Falls and the magnificent steamers of the Niagara Navigation Company from Lewiston to Toronto and return taking a most charming trip through a beautiful region at one of the most delightful seasons of the year.
For further information consult nearest agent of the B. R. & P. Ry.
All persons owning bicycles within the boro limits are given until Saturday, July 10 to provide their wheels with license tags.
The boro ordinance will be enforced thereafter. Tags can be had by applying to city treasurer, A. S. Klock, or Chief of Police, Clayton Palmer.
By order of the Chief of Police.